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sheets. >> reporter: this could foretell what could come for the holiday shopping season this year. >> nearly 75% of shoppers are going to head to stores for back to school supplies. stay with us. it is 5:00 a.m. crime scene investigation. gun sapphire gunfire e corrupts erupts out a home in prince george's county. page problems. there's a looming health problem in the district. why staffers on capitol hill could be at risk. doctor death. the search for evidence in michael jackson's physician could make charges eminent.
good morning. i'm joe krebs. >> i'm barbara harrison. it is wednesday, july 29, 2009. the sun is not up yet, but we have clouds out there this morning. right now it is 78 degrees and the guy saying, oh, yes, is chuck bell. he can confirm all this for you. we had one cell that went it s an hour ag witreho rswe the south of us jo twa south of washingtovy. wagtg way mid thtppn iohe u mid to upper 70s.mi itea fllyee leikme s sertimum e eerirst thing this e rnin i cckheckf dopp sr.caneeerthe e er showers making theirhe farst drr with theirst f drops arriving in manassas andax faiaintou cy y westbounntout ioun ldoou county. the showers will be moving in over the next hour or so. one or two rumbles of tdohunder can't be ruled out. we are not expecting severe weher first weing this morning, but withrs daytime heating later today,he t thunderstorms could be close to e vere limits.
we'll keep you posted on that. umbrellas are required for today. >> thank you. hope the traffic doesn't reach severe limits today. we'll go to jerry in the news4 traffic network. >> good morning. yeah, we are hoping, but i'm not really optimistic with the weather moving in. but we'll try to stay positive. we'll take a live look along 95 and 395, so far so good. we have a little late clearing road work on the 95 corridor to the capital beltway. there's rain out there. please plan accordingly. elsewhere, along i-270 southbound, no hang ups on i-70. it is moving along so far so good. another quick traffic alert before heading out the door this morning. it affects drivers traveling route 1 through alexandria. several turn lanes will be closed and remain that way through the end of the week. both lefturn lanes are closed
so crews can install an overhead sign. traffic will be detoured to huntington avenue. those lanes will remain closed until sunday. this morning there's possible health scares looming on capitol hill. senators and staffers have been notified about a possible swipe flu contamination among pages. >> pages work closely with senators on floors. news4 tcee wilkins is here with more. >> reporter: five pages out of a total of 50 have been isolated from lawmakers. other staffers are demonstrating flu-like symptoms, possibly the swine flu. senators were sent a message here alerting them of the issue. he said that five pages are exhibiting an elevated temperature and causing a sore roat. most likely the h1n1 virus or
swine flu is causing this. the test won't confirm it and won't alter the treatment. the pages are resting comfortably away from their piers. they work on capitol hill during the summer. they say this is a good opportunity to remind lawmakers to make sure that they and their staff are prepared for if upcoming season and the possibility of having to work at home if it gets too bad. i'm tracey will kips, wilkins, back to you. . one person is seriously injur in an apparent robbery and shooting in waldorf. police say two men were standing outside when two other men approached them and demanded money. the victims put up something of a fight and one one shot. the man was taken on to the hospit and is listed in
critical condition this morning. ments today friends and loved ones say good-bye to a teenager girl killed in a violent crash with a sheriff's deputy. it happened last friday in dunkirk, maryland. rachel campbell was turning left on a very steep hill. the deputy was responding to a 9 is 1 call and came over the hill with lights and sirens and brig sided her. >> she went to trial for state trooper and was telling me all about it. >> she dies in a crash involving one of the sheriff's deputies. >> i know. that's the most ironic thing about the whole thing. >> sad. >> the other man involved in the accident was critically injured but released on sunday. : plans are not in line with what the president wants.
members of key committees are close to eliminating two parts of reform president obama demanded. the first is the public option or government insurance policy. the second the employer mandate forcing 40% of companies who don't do it now to open sure their employees. >> provide for health insurance on an individual basis so we don't rupe small business by a mandate. it would be a job killer. >> there's also word this morning that a bipartisan group of senators tentatively agreed on a plan to squeeze and additional $35 billion out of medicare the next ten years. such a plan would be a step to meeting president obama's plan. elsewhere on capitol hill, judge sonia sotomayor's nomination was approved yesterday. every democrat voted for her as well as one republican. if confirmed, sotomayor will
become the first hispanic justy on the supreme court. investigators call it an international terror plot busted in north carolina. now we learn that the map who masterminded this has ties to the washington area. daniel boyd was arrested in raleigh on monday along with two of his sons and four other men. they are aused of engaging in military-style training while planning to carry out violent jihad on u.s. targets overseas. 5:on is the time, 78 degrees. the faultline from the corruption scandal involving rabbis and body parts. and why investigators make another raid looking into the death of michael jackson. and ñ
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hump day, in your workweek. outside it is off to an extremely mild and muggy start. 77 degrees already at 5:00 in the morning here in downtown washington. 77 in fairfax county. 76 degrees in montgomery county, maryland. 74 in prince george's county. 76 in annapolis. 75 in southern maryland. here's a check on doppler. you can see the march of the raindrops moving northbound across interstate 66 into loudoun county, western fairfax county getting in on the showers and the first drops coming into the far western parts of the city of washington and moving over the potomac river into portions of montgomery county, maryland. no severe weather out there this morning, but we have a couple rumbles of thunder and the opportunity for new thunderstorms later this afternoon. we are not expecting any widespread trouble, but nonetheless you need to know about it. a soremy stormy day today becoming hot tomorrow. the mid-90spe tomorrow.
we could hit 100 degrees. traffic along 95 and the capital beltway, no issues to report so far. travel lanes are open and we are on drive dry pavement. that could change throughout the morning. the vw parkway had an accident over the weekend. authorities have to work on the guardrail, so right now through this morning's rush hour the exit ramp that takes you from the vw parkway on to kettlewood southbound, only one lane gets by. we'll watch that throughout the morning. back to you. thank you, jerry. >> 5:12 now, 77 degrees. a warning for how tanning beds could be putting your life at risk. plus, a local police chief arrested for driving under the influence has stepped down. next at 5:15, the mixed reactikingngeddi ngheinity over thocshking red.ngdieigh.
shot. the message of the sergeant of arms says the five summer pages have potential cases of swipe flu. the pages work closely with senators on the floor with aids in click rooms and offices. president obama takes a sales pitch for health care reform on the road today heading to raleigh, north carolina, and bristol, virginia, for town hall meetings. meanwhile, committees on capitol hill are working on compromised plans for reform. breaking news this morning out of germantown. a police-involved shooting in a residential neighborhood on eagles nest. megan mcgrath just arrived on the scene. what's going on here? >> reporter: this is a police-involved shooting that happened at an apartment complex on eagle's nest court. two montgomery police officers fired their weapons in this incident and they were responding to a 911 disconnect
call. an adult male is dead on the scene. he was armed with a gun and a knife. we don't know if he was shot by the officers or someone else. that's still under investigation, but at least the police officers are responding to the disconnected 911 call and they did fire their weapons. this unfolded around 2:40 when someone from the wearing station neighborhood called 9 is 911 and hung up. it is routine to dispatch officers when there's a hang-up call. they called for backup after arriving on the scene. addional officers arrived to find the man dead inside the apartment. he was suffering from a gunshot wound. we are told that a gun and knife were found next to the man's body. one of the two officers fired their service weapons. again, the man died here on the
scene. they are trying to piece together exactly who fired what shots, what shots made impact and all that. it is very early in this investigation. both responding officers are on administrative leave at this point. you can see behind me that officers are on the scene investigating. we have one person dead, two montgomery police officers who fired weapons. they are on administrative leave. we just got more information here on the scene, so we'll bring it to you later. >> thank you, megan. now virginia governor tim kaine says he'll review a report of the massacre. student gunman sun cho went on a shooting spree in september. his missing mental health records were found in the home of the former director of the university's counseling center. a group of survivors and victim's parents are asking for the state investigation to be
reopened now citing inaccuracies and omissions in the report. now to the latest on the investigation surrounding michael jackson's death. fbi agents are now searching the medical office belonging to his personal dtor. they are looking for evidence that dr. conrad murray may have committed manslaughter. this is the second time they have gone through this place. murray gave jackson a strong drug the morning he died. >> was this a situation that occurred one time or is it something that doctor murray prescribes on a regular basis? >> dr. murray hasn't been named as a suspect. the medical examiners are awaiting a toxicology report before determining the cause of death. more fallout in the huge corruption bust in new jersey. now the mayor of secaukus
stepped down. two other mayors were arrested last week along with the collection of state lawmakers and rabbis. 44 people were arrested in all on charges including bribery and money laundering and illegal dealing in human organs. in sports it is almost time for the redskins to hit the practice field. >> the nationals have not yet racked up another win, their fourth in a row. here's lindsay czarniak with more in your sports minute. >> hey, there, good morning, everybody. your sports minute begins with the nationals adam dunn hitting the ball so hard the home run left the ballpark. dante, his 26th home run of the year. nigel morgan added 3 rbis and the nationals have matched the longest winning streak of the season.
the first practice is tomorrow. defensive end jeremy jarmin agreed to a four-year deal this year. brett favre will not play for the minnesota vikings. the quarterback finally made up his mind and decided tuesday he won't come out of the retirement to play for the team. the mystics played great ball in indiana, but it was not enough to beat cay ty davis. she scored a high 34 points. that's your sports minute. have a great day. it is time for weather and traffic on the 1s. >> we'll check in with meteorologist chuck bell who is in for tom kierein in symptom center 4. >> good morning, everybody. clouds have moved into the area. there are raindrops on the radar this morning, and there's a lot of raindrops on a lot of places this morning. the rain showers are moving into the upper parts of montgomery county and the move to 270.
that will be a fairly wet road with 66 and the showers over it. 95 south of the beltway, sprinkles from dale city up to burke, virginia. it is not heavy, but enough to get you started on a wet know. we had a couple thunderstorms earlier. those have now left the area but there's more rain showers on the way. here you can see on the broader view showers and thunderstorms across southwestern coming our way. the mid-70s today with highs in the low 80s. a real scorcher coming our way tomorrow with temperatures in the mid 90s and a chance for thunderstorms on friday afternoon. i remain optimistic saturday and sunday are looking mostly dry. i think this weekend will be at least nine dry hours for every wet hour. >> sounds like too much math.
we have a dry spot on 270 headed to rockville. good news for you folks heading down to the split. no really incidents to report. good news there. elsewhere, check out the trip to the wilson bridge. the beltway from springfield on up to i-66 is reported to be ins sent-free at this hour. back to you. 5:22. 77 degrees. time for clash for clunkers. they are putting a brake on the car deals already in the works. and why an 8-year-old boy was behind the wheel of a subway chain. plus, what many americans are doing just as dangerous as taking arsenic. here's your money saving tip of the day. an allowance is an important strategy in teaching children the value of money, but think twice about giving money as an incentive for good behavior. children may learn they do good things just for the monetary
cub sunday afternoon but the child was operating the controls. the city's transit department is investigating saying there's a clear policy against anyone other than the employees being in the cab of the subway car. just days after being arrested on drunk driving charges, alexandria's police chief stepped down. chief david baker announced his retirement yesterday. he was arrested on saturday night after being in a car crash. his blood alcohol level was twice the legal limit. a health alert and warning for moms-to-be about swine flu. also, a police-involved shooting in maryland. then why senators and staffers on capitol hill are in danger of being exposed to a potentially deadly virus.
the president and congress have a plan to lower your costs and stop denials for pre-existing conditions. it's time to act. page problems. why the health of senators and staffers could bet risk. and who is most vulnerable during the swine flu pandemic. and we are glad you are up with us this morning, this wednesday morning. i'm barbara harrison. it is july 29, 2009. >> good morning to you. i'm joe krebs. we'll take a quick look outside
right now. there is still some darkness and clouds above the nation's capitol. we have 77 muggy degrees right now. we could get some storms, so we ought to go to the storm center. >> let's do that with chuck bell up there right now. tell us what's happening. what's happening is the first little area of light rain showers moving through the metropolitan area, especially the western and now northern suburbs. most of montgomery county moving into frederick county along 270 getting in on the rain showers. light rain has fallen across much of fairfax county and now it is moving into the city of manassas. westbound on i-66 near front royal, light showers are up near the shenandoah valley. temperatures, as we mentioned, it really feels steamy and stuffy outside with temperatures in the mid to upper 70s in the predawn hoursle. highs are in the lower 80s. the rain showers are likely. we have a round of light
sprinkles going through. then we get a break. then with the daytime heating, the showers become more likely this afternoon and this evening. we'll keep you posted on that. for now, i suspect tha you are going to need to know where your umbrella is. barbara and joe, do you know where your umbrella is? >> as a matter of fact, i don't. >> i don't, either. they disappear all the time. i'll always looking for them. >> i know where mine is and you are not getting it. >> okay. we'll launch a search after the newscast. we'll go to jerry edwards looking for the roadways. >> hey, jerry. i hope you are not having any trouble finding them. >> no, can't miss that, can you? good morning. we'll look at the prince william parkway, wlording up on wet pavement. be very careful. the good news is all the way to the capital beltway, all the lanes are open. making the trip in to kettleworth avenue, one lane is getting by on the ramp as crews work to replace a guardrail that
was damaged in an accident over the weekend. we are expecting to find slower than normal conditions on the vw parkway exiting t kettleworth avenue. another quick traffic alert before heading out the door this morning. it affects drivers traveling route 1 through alexandria. several turn lanes are closed and will remain that way throughout the week. those left-hand turn lanes from 1 south are closed for an overhead sign to be i stalled, installed. well, one more dramatic effort in the bonita jacks trial. her lawyers tried to mount an insanity plea for jacks saying she may not have been coherent when she made the strategy. the judge said he would not reasonably report until after
the verdict was saying no one should be influenced by the motion. with his political clout on the line, president obama is taking his plate right to the people. this time the president is traveling to two politically important state that is he, he won them last fall. we are joined from the studio with more on what's happening today. good morning. >> reporter: good morning, barbara. you get an idea to what the town halls will sound like. the president is going to meet with customers at a kroeger in bristol. on the 44th anniversary of medicare, he went to the powerful aarp that has now joined him in lobbying for universal coverage. president obamaens answered callers' questions in washington, d.c. the members could e-mail or call
in questions and the white house is expecting as many as 100,000 people on the call. >> if you have insurance policy that you like, then you can keep the interest. if you have a doctor that you like, you'll be able to keep your doctor. nobody is trying to change what works in the system. we are trying to change what doesn't work in the system. >> the aarp friendly territory on this issue, the republicans in congress not as friendly. talk on the hill is of compromise. residents are reportedly close to eliminating two parts of reform the president demanded killing the public option, government insurance policy, savoring private insurance and scrapping the ployer mandate forcing 40% of companies who don't do it now to open sure their employees. >> provide for health insurance
policy on an individual basis, so we don't ruin particular small businesses by a mandate. it would be a job killer. >> the republican leaders held a photo op with small business owners citing with them 50 conservative democrats holding up the vote on health care as well. senator john kerry is saying there's agreement on 80% with this health reform bill. the president is going after the remaining 20% in virginia today. back to you. thank you. a u.s. department attorney of woodbridge has died after being hit by lightning while vacationing on the outer banks. matthew glum was jogging along the water and there were thunderstorms occurring at the time. friend think he was killed
breaking news out of germantown. police say there was a police-involved shooting on eagle's nest court and forest brook road. police got the call after 3:00 this morning. megan mcgrath just arrived on the scene. good morning. >> reporter: we have an adult male dead on the scene here in an apartment on eagle's nest court in germantown. also, according to a spokesperson to the police department, one, possibly two montgomery police officers who fired shots in this incident. it is unclear, though, whether those shots killed the man here on the scene or not. now, this all michigan to unfold at 2:40 with officers responding to a 911 disconnect. they got here and found the man inside the apartment dead. he was armed with a kni and a gun. again, one, possibly two officers responding to the scene and fired their service weapons. it is unclear whether those shots struck the man dead here
on the scene or not. they are trying to sort it all out. more to you later in the show. >> thank you very much, megan. we are keeping an eye on the skies out there as we are expecting rain. the as we can see from the live pictures where megan mcgrath is, we have rainfall right now. we'll talk to chuck bell about that this morning. >> we have light sprinkles moving into far western washington as well as right around the bottom end of the capital beltway down to i-95 down near fredericksburg. a few sprinkles are moving east of manassas. we'll zoom the radar in a bit and show you where rain showers are in montgomery county along 270. damascus is getting light sprinkles. further northbound, you can see sprinkles there on the north
side of damascus headed over to walkersville. the showers are continuing to lift generally off to the north at about 5 to 10 miles per hour. no heavy rain out there, but sprinkle l sprinkles from poolsburg this summer. i-66 is getting a break, but most of the roadway is wet from the showers lifting into the manassas avenue. there's more rain coming in our direction for later on today. umbrellas are a requirement for your outdoor pleasure this afternoon. temperatures right now in the mid to upper 70s. a really muggy start this morning with highs only in the upper 70s to low 80s. cloudy and humid with rain likely. a thunderstorm is possible later this afternoon. i'll keep youthat.n that.
sunshine returns tomorrow with a high near 95 degrees. a little something for everybody. we are to the american league brim. we are doing okay so far. the inner loop of the beltway to tyson's corner, the lanes are open. the outer loop of the beltway, incident-free. we'll check your speed, looking good. roe 50 from queenstown to the bay bridge, 16 minutes. over the bay bridge to i-97, 13 minutes. moving along very nicely on route 50 from bowie to the beltway, just seven minutes. our time right now is 5:42. the temperature is 77 degrees. a warning, how tanning beds could be putting your life at risk. plus, a potential health scare on capitol hill.
it is 5:44. a man is in critical condition after being set during an apparent robbery in waldorf around 10:00 last night near nike drive and turro lane. no word on any suspects. a second raid in the michael jackson death investigation. authorities have searched dr. conrad murray's home and office in las vegas. they are looking for evidence on whether he committed manslaughter by giving jackson a drug the day he died. last week authorities searched his clinic in houston. president obama heads to bristol, virginia, today in a push for health care reform. we'll also hold a rally in north carolina. he is trying to keep the pressure on congress to quickly agree to leg. this morning there's a possible health crisis looming on capitol hill. senators and other staffers have been notified about a possible swine flu contamination among pages. the pages, of course, work closely with senators on the
floor in clip rooms and offices. christie, what can you tell us? >> reporter: there's a class of 50 pages right now, five of them have been isolated because they have been demonstrating flu-like symptoms, possibly the swine flu. now, senators were sent a message from the senate sergeant at arms tarrance gainer who said the five pages talk about the elevated temperature, sore throat and cough the others are suffering from. this could be the swipe flu. the cases have not been confirmed. the tests are too uncomfortable and will alter necessary treatment. the sick pages are "resting comfortably apart from their piers." their wages are typically high school juniors, they work during the school and also the summer. this is a good reminder for the senate and also staffers as well
as congressman to be prepared for the possibility of a serious flu season coming up. also, make sure that you prepare to work at home just in case. tracee wilkins, live on capitol hill. and today the cdc will announce who gets priority for the upcoming vaccine test. pregnant women are near the top of the list. expectant mothers are especially vulnerable to complications that can lead to serious illness or death. police in prince george's county have shut down a pawnshop they say was fencing stolen merchandise. the maryland computer exchange was rated by the new paup shop task force yesterday. inside they found vacuums and many other items new in their boxes. some of the items have been confirmed as stolen, but the owner of the place says he
follows the law. >> now somebody wants to get elected so we need to have a press conference. >> the seized items will remain with police until the investigation is completed when police say they will hopefully be returned to their original cellars. vladimir cespedes spoke with reporters yesterday in northwest d.c. his town was supposed to receive an ambance and fire truck from the dman can dominican republican district. they are currently investigating why the mayor's office arranged for the do nation instead of putting vehicles up for auction. the do nation would have greatly benefited somebody in town. kids dread it and parents love it. >> they do. we are talking about back to
school time which is almost here. the mayor and school superintendents are busy preparing. new initiatives for the 2009/2010 schoolear have been announced. 13 schools are changing their curriculum into a theme-based catalyst program meaning each one has a specific curriculum, such as math, science, arts and culture. >> it will provide year-long coaching, summer enrichment while connecting to other hools. we'll provide opportunities to move throughout the city. >> mayor fenty says this promotes interest in different subjects and departments. the washington airport is getting a piece of the stimulus pie. the airport will use the money
to inclose bigger tvs. we'll check weather now. we have you with us, chuck bell. tell us what to expect today. >> you are going to need your umbrellas already. >> already out there, right? >> yep. we have more rain coming by later this afternoon, so it sort of makes a note for that. you will be meet needing your umbrella at some time throughout the day. we have seen a little bit of rain showers out there. 7 degree, 77 degrees is the temperature at dew point airport. believe it or not, you know, the store of rain 49 days and 49 nights. >> in the last 40 days, it has been a dry stretch around here, so now we are beginning to see an end to our dry pattern. 77 here in washington. 74 degrees in prince george's county. 76 in annapolis.
one thunderstorm went south of indianapolis early this morning. that is now gone, but it remains an extremely good start. 1/3 has fallen for maryland so far. the rainfall amounts in the first patch of rain have been light. we'll show you where the light sprinkles and showers are right now. one little clump here in southwest washington into prince george's county on the north side of andrew's air force base. also, interstate 66, falls church and the city of fairfax county near burke north of dale city, a couple sprinkles there. into the loudoun county area, a couple raindrops in the area. also a couple blue ridge showers around the area. we are all getting in on the
light rain showers so far this morning. explain why all this is happening and the east coast is off the bermuda out there. we have a weather front dropping into the western parts of the ohio valley. this area of low pressure is giving the lift to the atmosphere. as a result, we are under the gun for showers and potentially strong thunderstorms later this afternoon. keep a weather eye on the sky. plenty of cloud around. the rainhowers extend all the way down to west virginia and eastern tennessee. this is all part of a very warm and humid air mass to keep us cloudy and off and on a wet throughout the day. hopefully tomorrow the cloud pull away and we really warm up. here's the slight prediction from me. everywhere along and to the east of 95 will get hit. here's the futurast model. showers getting going first
thing this morning. thunderstorms are around later this afternoon and this evening. by 8:00 tonight, that's when the busiest time is. early tomorrow, most of the rain is caught up. we'll start off with a westerly wind that's really going to heat things up. only a slight chance for a shower mainlyown to the south and southwest tomorrow. then another legitimately decent chance for rain. for today, cloudy, warm and humid. rain is likely. some stronger thunderstorms are a possibility. i have a hard time getting rid of all the photos. 83 for today. boy, we'll have a westerly wind and it will be hot. 95 degrees around the area tomorrow, but with the index here, we are nosing in on 100 degrees with a good chance for thunderstorms on fray. saturday looks sunny and drive
with a high of 87. it looks mostly sunny, but we may have a chance by friday evening. by and large, looking good. >> rain here today and tomorrow. >> it seems like we don't sit the century mark anymore. >> it is so humid and it is hard to get the mass all the way to 100. >> we have had fewer 90-degree days so far, right? >> yes. yesterday at this time we have had 22. >> how does this fit? >> the temperatures are increasingut at one point it could get warmer or colder. let us go now to jerry edwards in the news traffic 4 center. >> reporter: not too many issues. we found a couple problems, but things are calming down here as
we kick into high gear for the morning drive. we'll check out 270. chuck, i mentioned the light rain showers. that's the case headed down through rockville. the good news from frederickville, no lanes are op. that's the case on the beltway from i-95 headed over to silver springs. we'll take a look to see what we can see. a reminder on the exit ramp from the vw parkway to go in on kettleworth avenue, there was a nasty accident there over the weekend. it took off the guardrail. authorities nailed the ramp to southbound parkway. itooks like it will be one travel lane throughout the morning. we'll watch that. it is cool. well, some last-minute changes in the cash for clunkers program has put the brakes on
some car deals already in the works. the program allows cash drivers to improve their gas mileage by a certain number, but the mile age figure is done on 10 vehicles. the jeep cherokee and the 1994 lincoln town car are eligible. the 1991 come car van and jox wagon jeti was online. well, attention tanning addicts. now a collection of more than 20 medical studies says tanning beds are extremely bad for your heth. in fact, some people have a 75% of getting skin cancer if they use those. the culprit, the high amounts of
u.v. rays. doctors say that moderate real sunshine is a bit safer than tanning beds, but fake tans from bottles or sprays are the best bet and can still look pretty great. to the money crisis now and a look at how the foreign markets are doing today. most asian markets fell this morning. china's shanghai gained. the dow futures lost 11 points yesterday closing at 9096. the nasdaq gained seven points employeeing in on 1975. news4 is helping to find jobs for you. this morning dominion hospital, a psychiatric facility, is looking for nurses and health care officials. if you are interested, go to nbcwashington.com. still ahead this morning, henry louis gates and the police officer who arrested him have
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i'm barbara harrison. >> i'm joe krebs on this wednesday, the 29th day of july. we see a spider on the camera lens there and a beautiful sunrise almost in progress off in the distance. it is kind of cloudy skies, though. probably some rain and some thunder and lightning coming our way. >> i think the spider calls that camera home. we see it every now and then. >> yesterday during the show at 11:30, we went up there and the spider caught something in the web. he had lcaa arte. a la carte. avpi srsdean w eto'mt iat ffinor oan wt to eat i'm n favorfe psbl ibaoiroinyusca gng oi is probabl mdey ezar outsidear >>sideut it is it is loo and nd.5 75 in springfield, virginia. 75 in frederick, maryland. annapolis, 73. there are some light showers out into the northern par of the shandoah valley along interstate 81 to windchester.
'sthat heading into the vinhandle of thpergupr upper montgomery county a howard county, we have no showers there with a few sprinkles moving over the capital beltway. the highs today are in the upper 80s with showers and thunderstorms likely this afternoon. let's go to jerry edwards in the news4 traffic watch center. >> we'll start on the beltway in northern virginia. we had a report of a broken down truck on the inner loop of the parkway. watch it here in the traffic flow. that's slow early on. we'll check on that, but in the meantime, be forewarned the outer loop of the beltway is moving along well and headed to the wilson bridge. look at the approach to the wilson bridge, it is okay. reminder, the exit ramp from vw parkway to go in on kettleworth,
only one lane is open this morning as crews continue to replace guardrail damaged over the weekend. breaking news in montgomery county. right now police are on the scene of a police-involved shooting. the exact details of what happened are still unclear. but what we do know is one man was fend found dead. megan mcgrath is joining us here. she has more for us now. good morning. >> reporter: good morning. this is a police-involved shooting. we have one or two officers here who fired their service weapons in connection with this incident. we have an adult male on the scene and they are trying to figure out who fired the shot that killed this man, whether this was the shots fired by an offic officer. it is all dead as we speak.
this began at around 2:40 this morning. somebody called 911 from the warm-up station neighborhood and woke up. police were dispatched to the scene and routine when they have a 911 discount. the officers arrived and soon after called for additional backup. when the officers arrived on the scene, they found a man dead inside his aptment. he suffered from a gunshot wound and there was a knife next to the individual. one or fwobl of the officers responding. the initial officers fired their service weapons, but it is unclear whether or not those showe shower shots were fired togeth. >> shots were fired. we do not know which officer or whether or not both officers fired their service revolvers. deceased male believed to be an adult. next to his body was found a gun
and a knife. we do not yet know whether this male subject fired a weapon as well. >> reporter: both of the police officers who initially responded to this 911 disconnect, they have both been placed on administrative leave while they sort this out and try to figure out exactly what happens. both officers discharged their weapons in connection with this incident. we don't know much about the man dead inside his apartment. we don't know if he lives in the apartment or not. it is very early in the investigation. back to you. police are investigating a shooting an attempted robbery in waldorf on nike drive. police say two men were standing outside when two other men approached them and demanded money. officers say it appears they put up a fight.
friends and loved ones will say good-bye to a teenager girl involving a sheriff's deputy. it happened last friday in dunkirk friday. the deputy was responding to a 911 call. he came over the hill with lights and irons on and bride sided her car. some say it was camp bell's dream. >> she dies in a crash involving one of the sheriff's deputies. >> i know. that's the most ironic thing about the whole thing. it is sad. the deputy involved in the crash was critically injured but released from the hospital on sunday. well, it is a stunning fall from days after being arrested on drunk driving charges. alexandria's place chief has stepped down. david baker announces his
requirement retirement and was arrested. bakers field alcohol level is twice virginia's legal limit. earl cookly . the judge presiding over the case is not happy with the defense. bonita jacks says she may not have been competent when refusing to pursue the strategy, but the defense presented the motion out of the hearing of the prosecution that angered the judge. i should i could appeal. the judge wouldn't look into verdict and said nothing should
be determining the motive. president obama is taking health care reform on the road. he is traveling to north carolina and to tow dowley, pennsylvania. the plans are being negotiated with no public tax information. they say the gap will close very soon. >> they use words like reform and choice, but all the plan does is tax and to fund new government mandates. >> the senate negotiators are planning to pass something by next week. we are learning firsthand more on the swine flu. new fears on capitol hill this morning. and the raid lasted more
ss as well. 76 in washington right now. 7 the in fairfax county, 77 in fairfax county. on doppler we have a few showers moving into southern maryland. nonetheless, more rain is on the way for this afternoon. the highs today in the low to mid-80s. tomorrow the sunshine returns, but tomorrow will be a scorcher up near 95 degrees. all right, chuck. we'll take a live look at the commute this morning making the drive inbound on kettleworth avenue coming off the vw parkway. we told you down to one travel lane and that's the case. the crews are replacing the guardrail that was damaged in an accident over the weekend, so the vw parkway exiting on to kettleworth avenue southbound with one lane getting by, it looks like we are loading up south from 202. bear that in mind for your morning commute. 50 will be the better bet this morning and avoid the vw parkway
if you can. elsewhere into virginia, trouble along interstate 66 and 123. the police activity is taking away the left lane. it looks like we are going to jam from fair oaks on in to the activity at 123. we are learning more about a justice department attorney struck and killed by lightning while vacationing at the beach. and the sbiming swimming shocker, michael fell ups comes in second place. it is not who
updating our top stories of the morning. a man is in critical condition after being shot in an apparent robbery attempt in waldorf last night. the charles county sheriff's department says two men approached the victim and another man demanded their money. the victims fought back and one of them was shot. alexandria's police chief resigned just days after being arrested in the dui case. david baker was arrested in
arlington over the weekend and his blood alcohol level was more than twice the legal end mat. president obama is going to push for health care reform today and he'll hold a rally in north carolina. the push is trying to get congress to agree to legislation. senators and aids are on alert now amid word that several pages have caught the virus. tracee wilkins is joining us live from capitol hill with more on precautions being taken. good morning, tracee. >> reporter: there's a class of city patients here on capitol hill and five of them have been isolated from other pagers, lawmakers and staff because they are demonstrating flu-like symptoms, possibly the swine flu. there was a message senate to tarrance gainer who said the five existing companies help out
with cases like this. the cases for swine flu have not been confirmed as the test is too uncomfortable and won't alter necessary information for the patients. now, the pages are typically high school juniors who work on capitol hill during the school year and also the summer. the sergeant in arms is an opportunity to remind lawmakers they need to prepare themselves and their staff for the upcoming flu season. make sure you are also ready to get going if things move too quickly. a man was vacationing on north carolina's outer bank and was struck by lightning and killed. matthew was jogging along the shores monday night and found unconscious along the shoreline.
investigators say there were severe thunderstorms in the area at the time and they believe the 40-year-old was killed instantly. virginia governor tim kaine will review a report of the virginia tech shootings after a new development in the case. last week officials learned student gunman song wi cho. cho killed 32 peel in april of 2007 before turning the gun on himself. a group of survivors and victims are asking for the state to investigate siting reopens. prince george's county police have raided a pawnshop selling stolen merchandise. the newly created task force busted the maryland county yesterday where thousands of items were found new without a
price on them. police are trying to make him a scapegoat. >> we have been doing this for seven years and now somebody wants to get elected so we need a press conference. >> reporter: according to the business gazette. some items were confirmed as stolen. they will be kept as evidence until the investigation is completed when police hope to return them to their ormal owners. a subway operator has been taken off the job after reportedly letting a young boy take control of the train. an 8-year-old boy was operating the controls. the city's transit authority is now investigating and saying we are on their earlfully the morning. that story is surprising and so is this one. the nats' have won four in a row.
lindsay czarniak is with your sports in a minute. hey, there. good morning, everybody. your sports minute on this wednesday morning begins with the nationals, adam done. the home run left the pal park, ballpark. nigel morgan added three more. the nationals have won four in a row matching their longest winning streak of the season. the red sox players must report to camp today. the first practice is tomorrow. jeremy jar minute agreed to a four-year deal. brett favre won't play for the minnesota vicking. he decided on tuesday he won't come out of retirement to play for the team. the mystics played team ball there last night in indiana, but it was not enough to beat katy who scored a high of 34 points.
that's your sports minute. lindsay czarniak. it is a feeling michael phelps won't forget. he lost the 200-mile free style to an unknown swimmer who also blew away phelps los intensifies. competitive swimming, swimsuit debate and new high-tech swimsuits. while phelps was in his speedo, the coaches threatened to pull this from him until the swimsuits are okay. >> i know you swim a lot. >> some of them are expensive as a car. >> no wonder. you would think everyone could have one. pass them out. the suit makers could advertise, i'm sure.
>> i wonder why the governing body doesn't say where exactly is there. we'll check on weather and traffic with chuck. >> it is hard to believe it makes that much of a difference, but every little bit help. >> these are suits that almost cover the complete body. >> that would explain it. swimming is like a plastic shell. >> i think the propellor outback could keep you more xet competitive. we had thunderstorms move across our county this is morning. everything is quieting down in the mid-70s. our extended forecast with highs in the upper 70s to lower 80s. more showers and potentially thunderstorms coming down with a heat index near100, near 1200
degrees. saturday is looking good with clouds coming our way late sunday into monday morning. we'll talk about that as we get closer to the weekend. for now, the weekend is looking good. not looking good at this hour, chuck. the vw parkway is lozs up. kettleworth avenue, notice the far right lane is getting by with crews working on a guardrail or preparing to work on a guardrail. i don't see anybody out there right now. it was damaged over the weekend. as a result, we are funneling here. that's the exit from new york avenue. a pretty heavy backup with the trip in on the vw parkway. 66. no pleasure trip this morning. the last side of the roadway east on 666 will reopen. back to you.
could kate gosselin be moving to montgomery county? that's the answer from a number of reports. she is buying a condo not far from her bodyguard's office. there are rumors the two are a couple. the gosselin kids are not necessarily coming to rockville with her. however, reportedly, the condo would be a place for kate to stay while her husband jon takes her place with the kids in their pennsylvania home. the harvard professor at the center of the racial controversy and the cop that arrested him could be related. that according to an irish website that says both men traced ancestry back to a prolific irish warrior. both men are scheduled to meet with president obama at the white house and talk over a beer. in honor of the occasion, a massachusetts bar maker dropped
off a case of beer at one of the men's home. president obama inflamed the situation by saying the police acted stupidly. >> if the reports are correct, they ought to be drinking guinness when they get together. why several lanes near route 1 will be closed for the rest of the week. we are also learning more about the alleged ringleader of a terrorist plot that grew up in the d.c. suburbs. and what was fou the distance from the field to your table just got shorter.
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breaking news. police respond to a 911 call in montgomery county. shots are fired and a man is found dead. we are live on the scene with police sorting through the details. top priority. there are big concerns about swine flu this morning and the ability to vaccinate those most vulnerable this fall. now we know who may be first in line. good morning, everyone. thank you for waking up with us for "news4 today." i'm barbara harrison. >> i'm joe krebs on this wednesday, the 29th day of july, 2009. look outside. 76 degrees. a lot of humidity out there, but it looks almost like we are seeing some clearing. >> it does look like that. we have seen some rain this morning, we are expecting more. we'll talk to chuck bell to talk about the weather for today and the rest of the week. thank you, barbara and joe. as you mentioned, it is very cloudy and an extremely humid start as you get outside this morning. you need to bring your butter knife out to cut through the thick atmosphere we have overhead. we have a little bit of light
rain left, but most of the sprinkles have come to an end for now. we have showers left in howard county and moving into carroll county. we have more sprinkles down along interstate 64 near cullpepper for the next hour or so. temperatures will be in the upper 70s to low 80s today. a chance for showers and a thunderstorm or two coming up later this afternoon. back nowo you, two. we'll go to jerry to see how things are on the roads all around our town. good morning. >> good morning. moving very slowly along interstate 66 out of centreville all the way to vienna because of the earlier police activity. the good news is the police have moved on with all lanes open. nevertheless, the damage is done for the short-term on 66 from 29 all the way to vienna. be forewarned of that. headed west, no worriesthere. moving nicely. wilson bridge, travel lanes are
open. if you are coming in on 270, haven't had any hang ups to report, just volume, as is typical for this time of the morning. a couple spots out of fredericktown, all lanes are open. we have another traffic alert this morning for drivers who travel route 1 throughiaanaa alexiadrrgviinia. several turn lanes are closed and will remain tha way through the end of the week. both left-hand turn lanes from route 1 south to froier road are closed. trafc will be detoured to huntington avenue. those lines will remain closed until sunday. breaking news in county. ri county. right now police are on the scene of a police-involved shooting. the exact details of what happened are still unclear, but we do know one man was found
dead. it happened as a residential neighborhood. megan mcgrath has more for us. >> reporter: good morning, barbara. you can see the activity behind me here with police on the scene inside that apartment trying to piece together exactly what happened here. now, we do have some new information here this morning. we are told that the man who died, the dead man inside this apartment, lives in that apartment. they are also saying that they are not investigating the incident as a burglary, a domestic dispute or a suicide. police are saying that nobody else was involved, just this man who is dead inside the apartment and the two officers involved in the incident. this is being called a police-involved shooting. one, possibly two officers fired their weapons, one man is dead inside the apartment from an apparent gunshot wound. it began at 2:40 in the morning. a 911 call was placed from the apartment, but that person who called then hung up, so it was a
disconnect. officers were dispatched to the scene to make sure everything was okay. th two responding officers then asked for backup. when the backup arrived, that's when things began to unfold and the man's body inside was discovered. next we are told that the police officers, one if not both of them, fired their service weapons. it is unclear whether the man inside the apartment, which he took any shots at the officers. they are still trying to piece all that together, but, again, they do say this is not a burglary, not a domestic and the man didn't commit suicide. one man is in critical condition this morning after a shooting and apparent robbery attempt in waldorf. it happened at 10:00 last night on nike drive. two men were standing outside when two others approached them and demanded money.
it appears the victim put up the fight and one man was taken to the hospital. police have not made any arrests. alexandria's chief just stepped down. david baker announced his resignation and retirement earlierly saturday. he was involved in a car with another vehicle. his blood alcohol was twice the legal age limit. >> this is a wide decision for the city council to move forward. >> we are disappointed in the decisions made by the chief earlier this week. his immediate place as acting chief is earl cook, a 30-year veteran of the alexandria police department. happening today, a verdict in the bonita jacks case to. decomposing bodies were found in
her house. she says she was incompent to use the insanity defense, but the judge said he would read the report until after he reaches a verdict. investigators call it an international terror plot, busted in north carolina. now we have learned who is masterminding this and moving to the washington area. federal authorities arrested him in raleigh on monday along with two of his sons and four other men. they are accused of engaging in military-style training. they are going to talk about violent jihad on u.s. targets overseas. the fbi has searched the office and home of michael jackson's personal doctor. they are looking for any evidence that shows dr. conrad murray may have committed manslaughter.
this is the second time in under a week that you have charged him. he was given a power fful dose e morning he has arrived. and the big new risk about when the swine flu arrives and who is at risk when the virus is expected to hit during the flu season. and congress works into the rerm. for a new deal on health th a sand castle? help me build
a good wednesday morning. i'm meteorologist chuck bell. it is 6:41 on your wednesday. doppler radar is showing sprinkles ming into northern baltimore county and headed into the panhandle of virginia. a few showers near cullpepper county, virginia. temperatures are in the mid-7 0. it will be cloudy and humid today. more rain is likely and we have the opportunity for a few strong to severe thunderstorms later this afternoon. not expecting any widespread trouble, but a few strong storms are possiblement for tomorrow, if you like it hot and humid, stick around one more day with sunshine returning tomorrow with highs up near 95 degrees.
enjoy the cool, cloudy rainy day today. chuck, 270 southbound got an issue with a medical emergency reported between clarksburg and germantown. it is reported to be in the right lane. you can see backups before 121. you folks out of urbana, watch out for that. incident-free right now at the wilson bridge. the inner loop of the beltway, springfield on up to tyson's corner, we are loading up rapidly, however the travel lanes are open. back to you. thank you, jerry. what doctors say americans are doing that is just as dangerous as taking arsenic. the federal government is the federal government is learning firsthand on swine ♪ till now - ♪ i always got by on my own - ( audience cheering )
in the last election, north carolina and virginia. kimberly southers is here with more. >> reporter: by now you can picture what president obama's campaign looks like. going to the supermarket wasn't as good as the interview with the aarp. he is now joining in the lobby for unified health coverage. he answered phone calls for us in washington, d.c. members could call or e-mail questions and the white house is expecting 100,000 people on that call. >> if you have insurance that you like, then you will be able to keep that insurance policy. if you've got a doctor that you likeyou will be able to keep your doctor. nobody is trying to change what
works in the system. we are trying to change what doesn't. >> the aarp is friendly on this issue. the republicans in congress are not as friendly. ta of the hill is compromise now. they are close to eliminating a few parts of reform the president demanded killing the public option of government insurance policy and savoring private insurance coops and scrapping the mandate to force 40% of companies who don't do it now to open sure insure their employees. >> this provides it on an annual basis so we don't ruin particularly small business by an employer man daid. >> republican leaders held a meeting with those who aren't in agreement with the bill. the p is going after the
remaining 20% in virginia and north carolina today. joe, real ickly, nbc news and wall street journal are coming out with a poll on this today. we'll report on that later. back to you. well, judge sotomayor is expected to cruise towards confirmation during a full senate vote next week. the senate approved her nomination yesterday. every democrat on the committee has to vote for her with the one republican, lindsay graham. if confirmed, she'll become the first his panic country man on the supreme courtment. lawmakers and aids may have been exposed to swine flu. here's more on this and the precautions being taken. good morning, tracey. >> reporter: good morning. we don't have reports of lawmakers being exposed yet, but they have put out this memo to put everyone on alert. if they don't to demonstrate
some symptoms, then they know what it is about. we have pages here that come during the school year and also the summer. they are typically high-school unions. five of them were isolated from l lawma lawmakers. the office of the attending physician says they probably have the swipe flu, but the cases have not been confirmed. the sergeant at arms says the test is too uncomfortable and they don't want the altar temperatures. they are resting comfortably apart from his piers. the sergeant of arms is saying this is a good opportunity to
practice safety regulations to make sure they don't get the swine flu and t make sure are prepared thor for the upcoming flu season. back to you in the studio. and today the cdc will announce who gets priority for the upcoming flu crack sean tests. pregnant women are expected to be near the top of the list. expectant mothers are especially vulnerable to complications leading to serious illness or death. a blistering warning this morning for a tanning bed user. it is not a secret the tanning beds are dangerous, but 20 medicmed medical doctors say high you have u.v. rays are emitted. fake tans are a good bet and can
look great. wall street is getting ready for another round of earning reports today. courtney reagan is here with more. >> reporter: good morning. investors may take a minute to catch their breath before another round of key economic data comes out today. futures are a bit lower. stocks closed down left yesterday, too. there are worries that waiting confidence and rising unemployment could hamper the economy's ability to recover. europe is higher at this hour. we'll get a pair of economic reports today to demand for big ticket durable goods. the dow fell 11 points on tuesday to start us off at 9096. the nasdaq was a seven-point gain to 917, 1917. miblg co soft and yahoo! are
taking the next snep step in their relationship. they will announce their partnership today. they will rival against google. they will look at ads for both using microsoft technology. that's a long look at you. back to you. we are trying to help you find jobs. this morning we have a psychiatric facility in falls church. if you are interested, go to nbcwashington.com and search jobs for you. we'll check traffic and weather now. we begin with weather. here's chuck bell. >> it is muggy outside this morning. i stuck my nose outside a few minutes ago and realized it is the dead of summer here in washington. it is stick and steamy to get your wednesday started and rain showers are a part of our forecast for today, so we ve been talking about it all week.
you need to find the umbrella before too much longer. right now it is 76 degrees. we are in the steamy range now. 77 degrees. weave had 1 1/2 inches here in four consecutive days. temperatures around the regional, 74 in fairfax county. 76 in downtown. 75 degrees down into southern florida. we have only seen a little bit of rain near the metro area. here's a check on live doppler. not much in the way of rainfall yet. a couple sprinkles in upper montgomery county down to germantown and rockville with a sprinkle or two. also, northern counties, getting dread did to head downtown, we
are seeing a lot of moisture out there. not much in the way of sunshine coming our way for today and look at all the rain showers across southwestern virginia, eastern kentucky, that's all coming ouray and with the day him hate heating, this is to the east of interstate 95. the rainfall amounts today, a quarter to half-inch on average. we'll have thunderstorms by later this afternoon. then overnight tonight, the rain showers come to an end. tomorrow, not as much of a rain threat with another good chance on friday. for today, cloudy, warm and humid th storms possible. some could be strong to severe. a real steamy scorcher tomorrow with hig in the mid-90s and a heat index near 100 tomorrow. another chance for rain and thunderstorms on friday. saturday and sunday are looking good at this time.
we may have to put a raindrop on saturday afternoon, but most of the weekend is looking good. >> one raindrop i can deal with. we'll go to the news4 channel network. do we have any problems here? >> we do have the guardrail repair work here. we'll start things off. one of the raindrops we had earlier this morning while we dried up. now, we'll turn our attention to the vw parkway. on the southbound side, one lane is open while they fix the area up. back to you. thank you, jerry. checking the top stories in the "news4 today," breaking news out of montgomery county. a police-involved shooting left a man dead in germantown.
details are unclear at this time, but police say the man was found deaded in of his apartment on eagle's nest court. a man is in critical condition after being shot last night. charles county police say two men approached the victim and another man demanded their money. authorities think the victims put up a fight, and that's when one was hurt. fbi agents are looking through dr. murray's office in las vegas. he has not been named a suspect, but he did give michael jackson a powerful anesthetic the morning of the day he died. president obama is taking his position for health care reform to virginia. he'll have a town hall meeting at a high school in south carolina. we have to put push on congress to quickly agree on legislation.
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